Artist & Author
Janie has used her creative talent in many ways, but may be best known as an artist and author. She took up painting at an early age, changing mediums over time. In her adult years she started painting with oil, moved to acrylic, and then water color. She currently focuses on watercolor and mixed media.
A fan of writing since college, she has penned a few children’s stories and poems over the years. She is known for her Christmas poems and original artwork in her annual Christmas card. She wrote her first children’s book, The Purple Teddy Bear, a Christmas story, when she was 18. Decades later, her story has finally been published. It is her first published story.
Janie Tesch-Cassady was born and raised in Minnesota. She taught 1st grade and raised her five daughters in Buffalo, Minnesota. She currently lives, writes and paints in Plymouth, Minnesota.